The Story Of Summer In Yorkshire

The only way we can inspire and encourage people to care is by rebuilding those connections that have been lost.  Naming trees, plants, animals and birds gives them power and presence. Rebuilding our connection to the seasons, which sadly have become marked by consuming goods rather than noticing the intricate changes that affect our surroundings.  Keeping a nature journal is a simple way to start building those connections again, you could start with your own garden or local park, you’ll be amazed what you notice when you stop and look. … More The Story Of Summer In Yorkshire

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August Family Adventure – Kinder Scout – Cloughs, rocks, and ‘death train engaged’

It was a scramble down the first section, very rocky and steep. Whenever my youngest two reach a tricky section on our walks they shout ‘death train engaged!’, I’ve mentioned this to friends and family before, and they always look very concerned!! … More August Family Adventure – Kinder Scout – Cloughs, rocks, and ‘death train engaged’

July Family Adventure – 9 Miles of Sunshine and Golden Corn.

July is usually a very busy month for us, lots of end of term school stuff going on, planning for the summer holidays, and birthdays. It was another unplanned, last minute decision trip after looking at a rather full calendar.  Instead of driving out further afield in the car we decided to stay local and … More July Family Adventure – 9 Miles of Sunshine and Golden Corn.

Outdoor Sketching – My journey and tips for taking that first step.

“There are some moments in life that are like pivots around which your existence turns – small intuitive flashes, when you know you have done something correct for a change, when you think you are on the right track. I watched a pale dawn streak the cliffs with Day-glo and realised this was one of … More Outdoor Sketching – My journey and tips for taking that first step.